I am an Interdisciplinary scientist with a background in medical epidemiology, applied environmental, social, and behavioural sciences. My academic and career history revolves around decision making under uncertainty, knowledge transfer and risk communication.
In 2018 I was awarded an IRC Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND (CAROLINE) Fellowship, based in UCD under the mentorship of Professor William Gallagher in collaboration with Cancer Trials Ireland. My project: tailoring communication of risk information to breast cancer patients, developed a breast cancer treatment and aftercare plan for use in cancer clinics in Ireland.
Prior to joining academia, I worked for over 20 years as a Public Health Epidemiologist in health protection with the Public Health Agency Northern Ireland and Health Protection Agency London, and as an Applied Biological Scientist with the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Northern Ireland.
I recently joined QUB as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (Centre for Public Health), working on a UKRI funded project investigating endometrial hyperplasia and cancer risks.